Tom Rotello(1965-2012)

NORTHAMPTON - Tom Rotello was born Dec. 16, 1965, on Long Island, N.Y. He moved to Northampton 19 years ago. Tom passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 13, 2012, surrounded by his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving mother, Nancy Woods; numerous adoring aunts, uncles and cousins; and an enormous network of kind and devoted friends.

Tom was a stand up philosopher, noise explorer, avante guitarist, elevator operator, bohm dialogue facilitator at Hampshire College, meditater, Dzogchen practitioner, yogi, comedian, writer, actor, dancer, beloved son, nephew, cousin, lover and friend.

To honor Tom, there will be a Memorial Circle this Saturday, Nov. 17 at First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main Street, from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by a dance event to celebrate Tom's life and a fundraiser for Tom's family from 9 to 1 a.m.

Enormous and everlasting gratitude to all who supported and cared for Tom through his illness.

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Funeral Home

Ahearn Funeral Home
783 Bridge Road Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 587-0044

Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Nov. 17, 2012